Oct 182020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
The Other Side: A Short Story by Chevy Stevens (only 34 pages)
Poems To Live Your Life By (Chosen & Illustrated By)  by Chris Riddell

Listening To…
I Really Needed This Today by Hoda Kotb

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Watched…
Fried Green Tomatoes (again, loved it)

In The Kitchen…
Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
BLT’s
Taco Bell Chicken Power Bowl
Southern Style Baby Lima Beans

New To Me Stuff:
New kitchen appliances which I LOVE!

Today’s To Do List…
Relax and maybe take a nap

Looking forward to…
Receiving the items I bought from Pampered Chef 

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John 11:25-26

From the camera…

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Jensen is sleepy! She’s 3 months old now.

 Posted by at 1:17 PM
Oct 032020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries: Book 1 – A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes

Listening To…
Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None (again)

Watched…
Troop Zero, a fun movie to get your mind off 2020

This Week’s Meal Plan…
I haven’t figured that out yet

New To Me Stuff:
A friend kept telling me to try the Snackin’ Bacon at Dunkin’ Donuts so I did this week…YUMMY!

Today’s To Do List…
I have the day off work (yea!) and I plan on making a meal plan for the week and relaxing

Looking forward to…
Taking some time off work for a much needed vacation

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13 Bible Verse Postcard | Zazzle.com

From the camera…

 Posted by at 10:33 PM
Sep 272020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Off You Go: A Mystery Novella by Benjamin Blackmore

Listening To…
The Man On The Mountaintop by Susan Trott

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale

Watched…
Selfie Dad Loved this Christian based comedy!

In The Kitchen…
Chicken & Gravy
Leftover Meatloaf that I froze, mashed potatoes, corn
Instant Pot Chili
Veggie Pizza

New To Me Stuff:
McCormick Gourmet Japanese 7 Spice & McCormick Gourmet Organic Chipotle Chile Pepper and love both of them

Today’s To Do List…
Going to watch Fried Green Tomatoes again, and having my son put a new rear-view camera in my car because the one I had was a stick on the windshield type and it kept falling off in the hot and humid Florida weather

Looking forward to…
We’ve been waiting to get our house painted for a few months but because we’re in our rainy season the painter is way behind, they finally came Friday and primed it so I’m hoping it doesn’t rain tomorrow and they can finish it

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12

From the camera…

❤️❤️❤️  My great granddaughter Jensen ❤️❤️❤️

She ‘s 2 months old now

 Posted by at 9:52 AM
Sep 132020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Make Something Good Today by Erin & Ben Napier
I love their show Home Town!

Listening To…
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None. I’m still reading but  just not motivated to write reviews

Watched…
A friend recommended School Of Life, so I watched it Thursday, it’s a very funny movie

In The Kitchen…
8 Can Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
Steak & Baked Potatoes
Johnsonville Smoked Beef Brats Links
Turkey wrap with mustard and colby jack

New To Me Stuff:
Nuthin’

Today’s To Do List…
The usual

Looking forward to…
My next Sat. or Sun. off so we can go for  another drive

A Favorite Bible Verse…
“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
Luke 21:36

From the camera…

I haven’t seen this photo in many many years!

My BFF in Jr. High sent me a copy, I think it was 9th grade.

I’m next to last.

 Posted by at 5:28 AM
Aug 302020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Still slowly reading Zoya by Danielle Steele & Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget by Allia Zobel Nolan

Listening To…
I stopped listening to The Friendship List by Susan Mallery within the first 2 chapters and started Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale which is ok so far

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Floating Twigs by Charles Tabb (I loved this book!)

Watching…
New show Tough as Nails with host Phil Keoghan

In The Kitchen This Week…
Trying to find recipes that are lower carb, have any that you love?

Question…
What is your favorite TV show?

Today’s To Do List…
No plans to go anywhere so reading, tv, maybe a load or two of laundry

Looking forward to…
Things getting better so I can go visit my family in Ohio

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9

From the camera…

Jaspurr says that 2020 is giving her a headache

 Posted by at 4:36 AM
Aug 232020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget by Allia Zobel Nolan

Listening To…
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None, I’m so behind on reviews 🙁  but coming up this week is my review of Floating Twigs by Charles Tabb which I LOVED! I stayed up until 4:00 this morning listening to it because every time I’d turn it off and try to go to sleep, I couldn’t stop thinking about it & finally finished it, it will definitely be in my top favorite books

Watching…
Today I’m going to re-watch Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone for Food N’ Flix, hosted by Tina @ Squirrel Head Manor

In The Kitchen…
Chicken Burrito Skillet
2 Ingredient Cherry Chocolate Cake
Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
The Perfect Meatloaf
Tortellini Soup

New To Me Stuff:
We tried the new Jalapeño Popper Rolls  @ Pappa John’s yesterday, we were not a fan.

Ok, so I’ve already said many times that I have a huge addiction to small kitchen appliances. It seems it may be getting worse (I’m blaming it on having to stay home unless necessary). In the last week I’ve acquired an Instant Pot Aura Pro 11-in-1 Multicooker Slow Cooker, 8 Qt  and a Cuisinart DCB-10 Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker

Today’s To Do List…
Two loads of laundry, reading, tv

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time
1 Timothy 2:5-6 KJV

From the camera…

Saw this while walking on the boardwalk at Lake Harris

Since I have so much love for this place, it seemed like a perfect find

 Posted by at 1:37 PM
Aug 092020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Watching the Grass Grow by Diane Michaels & Find Layla by Meg Elison

Listening To…
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Finding Home by Corinne Joy Brown

Watching…
Last night I watched I Wish You Well with Ellen Burstyn and LOVED it!

In The Kitchen This Week…
Today I’m making a pot of Baby Lima Beans with Ham Hocks, not sure what I’ll make the rest of the week

New To Me Stuff:
I saw this new item, Starbucks Frappuccino Crafted With Cold Brew, Caramelized Honey Vanilla, yesterday and thought I’d try it, it was ok but I’ll stick with the Caramel flavor.

Today’s To Do List:
I have to wash my work clothes, and  then plan on watching tv and listening to my audiobook and just relaxing.

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 133:1

From the camera…
Yesterday my son Anthony and I decided we needed to get out of the house and do something (first time since Feb.) so we drove to the chain of lakes we used to go to with our Pontoon boat. It was great getting out of the house and seeing the lake and walking the boardwalk through the trees and water. Lots of good memories,  we enjoyed it! Thankfully there were under 10 other people there in the whole park.

Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes
The photo is of Lake Harris
The other primary lakes are:
Apopka, Little Lake Harris, Griffin, Eustis, Dora, Beauclair, Carlton, and Yale

 Posted by at 7:38 AM
Aug 012020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Still reading Zoya by Danielle Steele, a chapter or two at a time

Listening To Next…
Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Watching…
A few days ago I watched Westworld because a friend said it was very good, it was and I’ll probably watch it again sometime

In The Kitchen This Week…
One Pot Taco Spaghetti
Chicken Zucchini Casserole
Honey BBQ Wings, Fries, Cole Slaw
Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken & Veggies

New To Me Stuff:
I love my Instant Pot Omni Plus Air Fryer Oven but I’ve been finding a lot of air fryer basket recipes so I bought a Ninja Air Fryer. So far I’ve made wings, hot dogs, & grilled cheese. I LOVE it!!!

Today’s To Do List…
I work in the morning and then maybe take a ride, I’m starting to go a little stir crazy

Looking forward to…
All my favorite tv shows starting again

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

From the camera…

My youngest grandson and I on our cruise to Mexico

 Posted by at 3:58 PM
Jul 192020
 

I’M A GREAT GRAMMY!!!!!!!

Jensen Joy
Born 7/16/20 @ 10:16 am
Weight: 8.11
Length: 20.5 in.

My son Jeremy, Grandson Jordan, & Baby Jensen Joy
Jensen is such an amazing Blessing!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

 

Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Zoya by Danielle Steele

Listening To…
The Old Girls’ Network by Judy Leigh

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Bark Park! by Trudy Krisher

Watching…
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home I loved it! Sure wish the show would come back to tv

Binging Counting On. I’m catching up from where I stopped watching it

In The Kitchen This Week…
Not really sure yet, I’m going to buy a basket Air Fryer today & want to find some recipes to make this week

New To Me Stuff:
I didn’t try anything new last week

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and now I’m just going to read, watch tv, and cook supper

Looking forward to…
Covid-19 to be OVER!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him
Psalm 127:3

From The camera…

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My daughter in law (Mimi) with Jensen Joy

 Posted by at 1:25 PM
Jul 122020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Finding Home By Corinne Joy Brown & Ginny McDonald

Listening To…
How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Brave Girl, Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Watching…
Yesterday

In The Kitchen This Week
Stephanie’s Slow-Cooker Stew, Brown Bread
Enchilada Casserole
Orange Spice Chicken
Sausage And Sauerkraut Pot

New To Me Stuff:
The only thing new to me is that I finally went and got my haircut, there was only the lady who cut my hair and one other employee but she was putting stock away and answering the phone and we all wore masks

Today’s To Do List…
Tv & reading since I’m still not going anywhere

Looking forward to…
Still no great grand baby but if she doesn’t go into labor by tomorrow evening she’s got an appt. to get and induction. I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:31-32

From the camera…

I can touch my tongue to my nose, can you?

 Posted by at 3:01 PM